Git send email

My git send-email config:

git config sendemail.smtpuser 
git config sendemail.smtpserver smtp.googlemail.com
git config sendemail.smtpencryption tls
git config sendemail.smtpserverport 587
git config sendemail.suppresscc self
git send-email --to <to_list> --in-reply-to="<message_id_of_message1>" --thread *.patch

This will generate patch in below way:
– Message 1
.           – Patch 1
.                       – Patch 2

This is how I prepared cover page followed by two patches:

git format-patch -2 --subject-prefix="PATCH v2" --cover-letter --thread=shallow
  • Here –cover-later would create a cover page. We need to modify subject and content.
  • The –thread=shallow flag specifies that all patches will be In-Reply-To your cover letter. Hence all patches would be in reply to cover page by default.
  • –subject-prefix=”PATCH v2″ would use given prefix in patch file.

This is how I sent this patches:

git send-email –to <to_id> –cc <cc_id> <patches>

The patch follows below sequence

  • Cover Page
    • Patch 1
    • Patch 2

References:
https://burzalodowa.wordpress.com/2013/10/05/how-to-send-patches-with-git-send-email/
http://git-scm.com/docs/git-send-email
example patch

Git useful commands

  • Git reset hard remote branch to specific commit
    # git reset --hard <commit-id>
    # git push -f origin <branch_name>
    
  • Add prefix in patch subject
    # git format-patch --subject-prefix=PREFIX][PATCH
    
      This will generate a patch with subject: [PREFIX] [PATCH]
  • Get list of new added files between two commits
    # git diff --name-only --diff-filter=A <old-commit-id> <new-commit-id>
  • Get list of modified files between two commits
    # git diff --name-only --diff-filter=M <old-commit-id> <new-commit-id>